working equitation, dressage, training, horses

Working Equitation: Give Your Dressage a Purpose

Have you heard of Working Equitation? Google working equitation. Your screen will fill up with beautiful Iberian breeds probably going over different kinds of obstacles. Youtube it. You’ll  likely find videos from Pedro Torres or the beautiful palomino Trigo ridden by Vasco Mira Godinho. As seen in the header picture…

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Frustration Fixes

Frustration Fix

We all deal with frustration in riding at some point in our careers. Personally, I have waged a constant battle against frustration for the last few years. Yesterday I was able to get to the barn for the first time in nearly two weeks. A combination of poor weather, work, and…

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Collect Your Thoughts (And Your Horse’s Too)

One of the things I struggle the most with is the ability to collect my thoughts while riding. At least quickly enough to make a difference in the situation. So I decided to challenge myself. Last weekend I got on a horse that makes me nervous. Voluntarily got on I…

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When Is It Time to Stop Showing

After Bubba and I’s last schooling show, I cancelled the rest of our season. This was an immensely difficult decision for me because I’m inherently competitive. I love to win. I love to succeed and, to be frank, do better than other people. So why did I decide to stop showing…

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